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How to spruce up your new home on a budget

Buying a new home is expensive. And I’m not just talking about the thousands you spend actually buying the house – I’m also talking about the “extras,” i.e. realizing that you don’t have a laundry hamper, plunger or any furniture … Continue reading

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Are Apple robots next?

TheStreet talks to a tech analyst who thinks Apple’s next venture could be an in-home robot

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Got $20 million lying around? You can afford one of these amazing ‘smart homes

If I ever hit the lottery, the first thing I’m planning to do is pay off my student loans. After that, I’m buying a cool house – preferably one that looks like this: This swanky Brooklyn home is on the … Continue reading

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Beware hidden fees when shopping for condos

The old adage of, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” may often apply to deals on condos which are springing up in vacation hot spots, according to an article on TheStreet. While the initial price … Continue reading

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Spice up your outdoor space

Tis the season for staycations and cookouts – or at the very least gathering with your friends in the backyard and just relaxing with a cool drink. But sometimes getting your outdoor space ready for some fun can seem overwhelming. … Continue reading

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More information about Comcast’s new “smart home” program

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Comcast spokesman Bob Grove  and talk about Comcast’s new “Xfinity Home” program, which manages a home’s security and can monitor your energy usage. As a follow-up, I recently spoke with … Continue reading

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So, that’s how you get a free furnace filter

Nearly two weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences at the York Builders Association Home Show and how I noticed visitors walking around with what appeared to be complimentary furnace filters. At the time, I wondered which vendor had opted … Continue reading

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Were those free furnace filters at the home show?

Ok, the crowds weren’t huge, but I feel that those who did attend learned a lot. Last week, Cathy Hirko, Buffy Andrews and I spoke at the York Builders Association Home Show. Our two presentations focused on how to get information into the … Continue reading

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Get ready for higher natural gas prices

Soon, residents may open their natural gas bills with a groan. As soon as this week, state legislators could approve a bill that would impose an impact fee on natural gas producers. Right now, Pennsylvania is the only state which … Continue reading

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Save my door frame!

I have two dogs and, while they’re fun to be around, they can destructive. My Cocker Spaniel, Luke, has taken to clawing the door frame that leads into my mudroom. I assume he’s under the impression that, by digging into … Continue reading

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